POP-UP ALERT: ShareKitchen is pleased to host Akamai Ohana’s next Pop-Up dinner on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30pm. Chef Murakami and his new venture, Akamai Ohana, will be featured on the last Thursday of every month at ShareKitchen and while some of you may already enjoy Chef Murakami’s culinary skills at the sushi bar inside Kobe Steakhouse in Rancho Mirage, come support the Coachella Valley’s newest aspiring restaurateur as he explores and refines his own personal concepts and menus in our test kitchen, restaurant and bar.

This month’s dinner is a take on a few traditional and classic dishes featuring local, fresh seasonal ingredients selected by Chef Murakami himself:

A Beggars Purse: Guacamole wrapped in Jicama with Crispy Tortilla

Fisherman’s Stew- Seafood in a Tomato Broth with Persillade


Frisée and Soft Greens Salad with House-made Mustard Vinaigrette and House-Cured Beef

Roasted Chicken- Savoy cabbage, Turnips, Mushrooms, Green herbs and Shallow Chicken Broth

Faux-Lognese- A variation on a classic Bolognese with Merguez Sausage and Cuttlefish “noodles”

Kouign Amann- Flaky Pastry with Pastry Cream, Berries and Vanilla Apple Butter

Dinner is $70 per person with an additional $25 wine pairing available. If you would like to make a reservation please contact Chef Murakami at akamaicali@gmail.com. Come support local people, local businesses and local fresh food at ShareKitchen – we look forward to seeing you!

Do you have a restaurant concept in mind? Not sure how to get started? Let ShareKitchen help turn your ideas into reality at our turn-key test kitchen, restaurant and bar. Want to know more? Contact us at share@sharekitchen.org and Save the Date for November 5th as we host our partners in “Team Riverside” for a very informative Food Industry Seminar. Team Riverside is a collaboration between ShareKitchen, Riverside County Economic Development Agency, State Board of Equalization, Riverside County Department of Health and CDC Small Business Finance Corp.. You won’t want to miss this free seminar!